CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012

The maiden edition of the Sir Eriata Oribabor Poetry Prize is here and the Words Rhymes and Rhythm platform has been selected to host it.

In line with this, submissions are solicited from poets all over the world.

PRIZES
First Prize:    N15,000    ($95)
Second Prize:     N10,000    ($ 63)
Third Prize:     N 5,000     ($ 32)

GUIDELINES
*Entrants must be members of the WRRPoetry family [have LIKED the page www.facebook.com/WRRPoetry]

*Entries must be original intellectual property of the entrants and cannot be altered or changed after submission.

*Entries should be made to as a message to the WRRPoetry page INBOX with the heading ‘Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012’.

* Poems can be on any theme but preference would be given to poems that address social issues.

*Only 1 [ONE] entry per entrant is allowed and multiple submissions via different profiles would be penalized.

*Poems previously published may also be accepted.

*The judges’ decision is final.
CLOSING DATE:
Entries will be received from Monday November 26, 2012 to Saturday December 8, 2012.

NOTE:
Judges will be looking out for originality, delivery, expression and above all, the poet’s ability to strictly observe the rules of poetry and employ literary devices.

 

PROFILE OF Mr. Eriata ORIBHABOR

Mr Oribhabor holds a B.Sc. (Pol. Sci) degree, an Essayist, Poet, Chairman, Association of Nigerian Authors, Abuja, and member of the Naija Langwej Akedemi put together by the Institute of French Research in Africa (IFRA-NG).

He is a promoter of Naija langwej (Nigerian Pidgin) and writes the column Naija Langwej A-Z in Leadership Newspaper, Abuja Nigeria.

His first published book, Abuja Na Kpangba an oda puem-dem(IFRA-Oribhabor, 2010) is a collection of poems in Naija.

He is the Editor of If Yu Hie Se A De Prizin, an anthology of poems in Naija. His forth-coming work, ‘‘The Good Old Naija’’ is a collection of essays published in his column, ‘‘Naija Langwej A-Z’’ in Leadership and defunct The Market magazine.

Oribhabor manages a publishing outfit called Something for Everybody Ventures.

His personal websites are www.naijalangwej.com and www.somtinfoevribodi.com while he blogs at oribhabor.wordpress.com.

He enjoys discussions on topical issues, traveling, tours and adventures.

Mr Oribhabor is passionate about positive change for his country Nigeria and encourages young writers to develop their potentials towards achieving their dreams.

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20 thoughts on “CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012” by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson (@xikay)

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    adams (@coshincozor): Scribe - 13284 pts

    This is ok. maybe I should write the poem in pidgin though the groundnut change prize doesn’t move; just doing what I enjoy doing.

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      Kukogho Iruesiri Samson (@xikay): Head Wordsmith - 50093 pts

      Nigerians will never be satisfied…Oga @adams, somehow has tried to put down some little money and you call it groundnut change!

      may God forgive you.

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        adams (@coshincozor): Scribe - 13284 pts

        is it not groundnut change? that can’t buy my shirt bro.

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      layrite (@layrite): Senior Scribe - 21399 pts

      I’m terribly disappointed in this comment. @coshincozor

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        Sueddie Agema (@sueddie): Head Wordsmith - 48050 pts

        Haba! Though this is late, @xikay, @coshincozor was just catching his high mana! Haba! :)
        Xikay, the way you put the thing ma is not any better – ‘Somehow [sic] has tried to put down some little money…’ Note the ‘tried’ and ‘some little money’… Haba mana! You used near similar words with Oga Adams there. Abi?

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          Kukogho Iruesiri Samson (@xikay): Head Wordsmith - 50093 pts

          Na the residue of the guy grammar dey worry joor.

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        adams (@coshincozor): Scribe - 13284 pts

        laughs! as if i care who is disappointed and who is not. if you are disappointed just increase the pay man. my body need money.

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    chemokopi (@chemokopi): Head Wordsmith - 281701 pts

    Nice one.

    But I am curious as to what “…the poet’s ability to strictly observe the rules of poetry…”, means.

  3. Profile photo of Whiz Da Poet
    Whiz Da Poet (@whizpoet): Senior Scribe - 26612 pts

    @Xikay, like how many lines, number of words or pages??

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      MCO II (@nitram27): Scribe - 15959 pts

      in other words, dem no go tell us nah?

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      Kukogho Iruesiri Samson (@xikay): Head Wordsmith - 50093 pts

      there is no limit as to word count or poem lenght

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        Whiz Da Poet (@whizpoet): Senior Scribe - 26612 pts

        Wow! As i can spit as many saliva of word chords I ………Yippi!!!!!

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          Sueddie Agema (@sueddie): Head Wordsmith - 48050 pts

          Hee hee hee! @whizpoet: Very funny! :)

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            Whiz Da Poet (@whizpoet): Senior Scribe - 26612 pts

            Though Ive submitted…but..

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    Sueddie Agema (@sueddie): Head Wordsmith - 48050 pts

    Well done @Xikay for all the efforts. This really is good.
    Well done!

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      Whiz Da Poet (@whizpoet): Senior Scribe - 26612 pts

      @sueddie, did u submit yours too?

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        Sueddie Agema (@sueddie): Head Wordsmith - 48050 pts

        @whizpoet: No. Didn’t. Had more honourable work to do in the race.
        Best of luck in the race man!

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          Kukogho Iruesiri Samson (@xikay): Head Wordsmith - 50093 pts

          A very much honorable one

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    Kukogho Iruesiri Samson (@xikay): Head Wordsmith - 50093 pts

    The shortlist is out…

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      Whiz Da Poet (@whizpoet): Senior Scribe - 26612 pts

      Lets have a gaze @xikay

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